• Offered by School of Art
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Visual Arts
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Ashley Eriksmoen
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2016
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This course builds upon fundamental knowledge of solid timber design and understanding of simple volumes to create larger, compound pieces to gather and present a collection of objects or ideas. Topics covered include concepts and historical examples of collecting and collections, objects presenting narrative and other intangible concepts, idea generation, approaches to making including working with sheet goods and veneers, and further development of a range of techniques.  Students will work both during and outside of class to envision and create one major piece that encloses a space and reveals interior compartments.  The course is taught by a combination of readings, lectures, discussions, demonstrations, and supervised practice that exposes students to a combination of technology, theory, history, and design and making processes. Occupational health and safety instruction is an integral part of this course.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate competency with a range of higher level technical skills in creating compound volumes to display and contain collections;
  2. Apply knowledge of the functional, conceptual, historical and theoretical contexts through development and execution of furniture projects and research;
  3. Demonstrate critical reflection and contextual understanding on own work and that of other artists/designers through note-taking in journal and in discussions.

Indicative Assessment

Portfolio of studio work and visual journal (80%) [LOs 1 - 3]

and Documentation (20%) [LOs 2 - 3]

Assessment includes periodic critique and review sessions that provide ongoing feedback on work in progress

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4 hours per week lectures, tutorials, critiques and supervised studio practice and 6 hours per week independent studio practice.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying one of the following programs; Bachelor of Arts (Visual) (3010) Bachelor of Design Arts (3011) Bachelor of Visual Arts (3012) Bachelor of Visual Arts (3013) Bachelor of Design Arts (3014) Bachelor of Arts (Digital) (3020) Bachelor of Digital Arts (3022) Bachelor of Arts (New Media Arts) (3030) Bachelor of Design Arts (3115) Bachelor of Visual Arts (3125) Bachelor of Arts(Visual) (4010) Bachelor of Arts (Visual)/Bachelor of Music (4011) Bachelor of Visual Arts/Bachelor of Music (4012) Bachelor of Arts (Visual)/Bachelor of Science (Forestry) (4018) Bachelor of Visual Arts/Bachelor of Science (Forestry) (4019) Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Arts (Visual) (4100) Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Arts (Visual) (4101) Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Visual Arts (4112) Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Visual Arts (4113) Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Digital Arts (4115) Bachelor of Asian Studies/Bachelor of Visual Arts (4519) Bachelor of Asian Studies (Specialist)/Bachelor of Arts (Visual) (4558) Bachelor of Asian Studies (Specialist)/Bachelor of Arts (Visual) (4559) Bachelor of Asia-Pacific Studies/Bachelor of Visual Arts (4570) Bachelor of Asian Studies (Specialist)/Bachelor of Visual Arts (4589) Bachelor Asian Studies/Bachelor of Arts (Visual) (4590) Bachelor of Asian Studies/Bachelor of Arts (Visual) (4599) And you must have completed ARTV1202 or ARTV1012 and be currently studying ARTV2208. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ARTV2204 or ARTV2004 or DESA2204 or DESA3001 or DESA2209



Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $2520
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $3876
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3955 15 Feb 2016 26 Feb 2016 31 Mar 2016 27 May 2016 In Person N/A

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